Putin on Christmas eve, visited patients at the children’s hospice in St. Petersburg
St. PETERSBURG, 6 Jan — RIA Novosti. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin arrived to the children’s hospice in the Nevsky district of St. Petersburg.
Registered at the hospice more than 250 children, including 23 children around the clock are in the hospital. Moreover, visiting nurse service palliative care to children accompanied by hospice patients at home. The primary activity of the hospice is to help the children living in St. Petersburg, ranging in age from three months to 18 years.
Charitable Foundation “Children’s hospice” was founded in St. Petersburg in 2003 with the support of the Russian Orthodox Church, and in 2006 established a non-state medical institution “Children’s hospice”. Then patients could get not only medical but also social, psychological and spiritual help. To further enhance the availability and quality of children’s palliative care in the city in 2010 was opened the first Russian state children’s hospice.
Now the system of providing children’s palliative care in St. Petersburg brings together the efforts and resources of the charity Fund “Children’s hospice”, the Autonomous non-commercial organization “Children’s hospice” and the St. Petersburg state Autonomous health care institution “Hospice (children)”.